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least 20 people are dead after a gunman takes hostages and opens fire inside an orlando nightclub. we want to begin with the breaking news out of orlando, florida where a gunman walked into a crowded nightclub and opened fire. the fbi is investigating whether the gunman had ties to radical islam. dozens people are injured and 20 dead. this unfolded at 2:00 a.m. inside the pulse orlando nightclub. witnesses reported seeing a man walking into the nightclub armed with an assault rifle. he took hostages and opened fire. the nightclub posted on its facebook page warning people to stay away from the area.
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people exploded a controlled device to get inside the nightclub and rescue the hostages. 20 people were killed and 42 others hurt. one woman said she received a text from her son who was hiding in the bathroom and asked her to call police. the last message said quote he is coming. my son was in there with his boyfriend and two other friends, the two friends went to the, when they went to the bathroom they heard 20 shots, and then they recognized it as being a shooter they took off running while waiting outside the club, they saw juan who is my son's boyfriend being transported into the ambulance with multiple gunshots, but my son has not been heard from. it was one after another and after another, it lasted so
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long. after everybody was out, the shooting was still going, the cops were going, go, go, clear the area. clear the area. the horrifying scene unfolding in orlando. there were 100 people inside the nightclub at the time of the shooting. about 20 people are dead. 42 others were hurt after the man armed with an assault rifle walked into the orlando nightclub called the pulse. he took hostages before opening fire inside the club. the fbi is investigating this as an act of terrorism stay with "action news" we'll continue to follow the story and bring you updates as they come in on air and our website 6abc.com. 9:02. we want to get our weather and chris sowers, [laughter]. >> reporter: we've got a nice day coming up. yesterday it was hot and sticky. actually it's hot and sticky out there right now. cooler changes are heading this way later this afternoon as a
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cold front slips through dry, presses through around midday and puts a lid on the temperatures and lowers the humidity levels. it will be nice around 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. just a couple of clouds over the next few hours, otherwise decent amount of sunshine. 86 degrees in philadelphia. you can see how the numbers start to drop off, the farther north you go. 82 in allentown. 70 in the poconos. 60s in wilks-berre scranton. that's the cooler air that's coming in over the next 4 or 5 hours. there's no trigger mechanism as the front pushes through we are not expecting showers or thunderstorms. the forecast calls for dry conditions from start to finish. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny and windy, the cold front occurs around the midday hour. 1:00 a.m. -- p.m., 86 degrees,
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3:00 p.m., 84. 5:00 p.m., 83 degrees, here's the current conditions in southern canada. it's 40s and 50s and 30s up here. this cooler refreshing air mass drops south over the next 48 hours sore, and brings a nice, pleasant change in our region. i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in just a little bit. guys? we have breaking news at home out of west philadelphia. more than 100 people are out of their homes right now after a three-alarm fire inside an apartment building. the orange glow of the fire and the thick smoke could be scene from the roof of the netherlands apartments on chestnut street. the fire erupted at 1:00 a.m. more than 100 people were foyersed from the building. no injuries were -- forced from the buildings. no injuries were reported. the building is made up of 6
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sections. fire officials say they were able to contain the blaze to one floor. 28 fire officials responded along with 100 firefighters. the resident were taken to the kato school on the 4500 block of ludlow street. there's damage to the buildings with smoke and water damage on the other floors. residents of the building should be let back in later today. philadelphia fire commissioner sang the praises of the firefighters who kept control of the fire. this was one of the most incredible fire stops i've ever seen. so far no injuries, no fatalities, no injuries to our firefighters. we know that l&i officials will be out to make sure the building is safe for folks to go back in. no word on what caused the fire. the fire marshal is investigating. the search continues this hour for the man who slashed two
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women in center city. "action news" was there as medics treated the women on locust street. police say the three got into an argument. him man who was wearing a dress pulled out a box knife and stabbed the women in the chest, arms and legs. police say the women know their attacker. several people are facing charges after fights broke out on south street in south philadelphia overnight. the action cam was on the scene at 12:30. several fights broke out. extra officers had to be called in to calm the crowds. police eventually closed south street at south 7th. they took several people into custody. delaware state police are investigating an accident that left two people in critical condition. the vehicle ended up in some trees after the driver lost control on route 1 in bear. this happened in the southbound lanes of route 40 at 12:30. two people were trapped inside
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the wreckage. firefighters freed both victims. they are in critical condition. police in orlando, florida continue to investigate the shooter of christina grimmie. there is no indication that her shooting and the shooting at the pulse nightclub are related. meanwhile, police are looking into the motive for her killing. christina grimmie was a rising star in the music world. she was shot signing autographs after her concert. 27-year-old kevin james loibl went to the concert to kill christina grimmie. there's no indication he ever stalked her or new her personally. the suspect is not from orlando, the suspect traveled to orlando to commit the crime and had plans to travel back to where he came from.
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loibl shot himself after killing christina grimmie. unarmed guards at the venue checked bags abbey -- and purses but did not have a metal detecter. christina grimmie was a youtube star and went on to the voice to launch a professional career. grimmie's brother jumped on the shooter and police say his bravery may have presented others from getting hurt. we're staying on top of a deadly shooting in orlando florida. it's being investigated as an act of terror him we'll hear from the witness coming up be next. looking live through sky6 live hd philadelphia international airport there. meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back. it was around 2:00 a.m., i
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don't know where you could hear the rapid gunfire, so everybody who was on the dance floor and the bar area we went out to the floor and the shooter was maybe shooting, he was shooting at people maybe at the ceiling because glass was coming down and there was a brief pause in the shooting, so some of us we were close to the door that
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leads to the out door patio that they have, we were able to make it outside and we found an and it on the fence and we were able to to go out. as soon as the shots started, everybody face to the ground just looking for a way out, so i was able to make it home safely and people that were running out of the club, some young ladies asked if i spoke spanish, i do, they tag along with me, we were able to get a ride from someone else, because we had our cars with the valet at the club, it was a kind person that took us home and we were able to get home safely. what you just heard was reaction from an eyewitness to the massacre inside an orlando nightclub overnight. again with an this morning 20 people are dead.
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42 others were hurt after they want into the nightclub. he was carrying an assault rifle and had a handgun. he took hostages inside the club. the fbi is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and whether the gunman had ties to radical islam. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest developments on this breaking story. again, this is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the worst terror attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. we'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available. time now, 9:13, we would like to get you caught up on the forecast. good news, thank you, chris. >> reporter: how was yesterday, a little sticky? >> reporter: we had people complaining because it was so cool they wanted it to feel like
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summer. yesterday didn't dewpoint. we had temperatures in the 90s ascertain the humidity, felt like july. live on sky6 live hd in atlantic city for the most part we're clear, just a few high, thin clouds. monday, low 80s. tuesday, 83. cold front from canada, 73 wednesday. thursday, 77. friday, 78. there we go, 92 degrees all of a sudden yesterday with the humidity it fellows like 96 or -- felt like 96 or 97. that was the 5th time we managed to reach 90 degrees or higher. 86 degrees in philadelphia. it's sticky out there. pressure is holding steady. winds out of the we have the at 18 miles per hour gusting to 22. low to mid 80s across the region. you factor in the humidity it feels like the upper 080s out there. 87 in philadelphia. millville, 85. dover, 86 degrees. that's a combination of heat and humidity. note the poconos there's the
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cold front right there. see the greens? feels like 70 degrees in mount pocono. that's the cooler air that's diving to the south. i've taken the numbers off the map balls i didn't agree with what they were showing. watch the colors here, as the front pulls through this afternoon, it drops to the south and it turns refreshing by 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., all that cooler air, less humid air starts to work into the virginias and the carolinas. the good news there's no moisture or firing or triggering mechanism from start to finish we're looking at mainly sunny conditions and no rain and comfortable temperatures later on. the water vapor shot you get a clear image of this, this is the frontal system that's sweeping through here. temperatures in the southern canada are in the 30s and 40s that's the cooler changes. we'll not see the 30s or 40s we'll see overnight lows in the mid 50s not too bad.
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sunday, lowering humidity levels this is an early day high. winds out of the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. 4:00 p.m., that number is down to 82, 83. in the poconos, sunny and breezy. can't beat this, 74 degrees. no humidity up there right now. the jersey shore, 8 835 degreesn the sand -- 85 degrees on the sand, the ocean temperature, 63. you will pick up an land breeze. monday, nice and pleasant, 80 degrees. tuesday, sun and clouds, 78. wednesday, partly sunny the humidity comes up a little, 83. thursday, showers, 80 degrees, friday and saturday, 78 and 82. some of the long range in fact shows by sunday we're back in the 90s. the next seven days look good. a long time member of an
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atlantic county church received special honors this weekend. anna may was recognized as the olders member of st. pauls in pleasantville. she is still an active and faithful member of st. pauls and involved in lots of activities. we'll be right back. back to our breaking news
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out of orlando, florida, the worst act of terrorism on u.s. soil since 9/11, a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and handgun opened fire in a crowded gay dance called pulse orlando. he killed 20 people and wounded 42 others before dieing in a gun fight with swat professionals.
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continue to follow breaking news coming in from orlando, this is outside the pulse nightclub in orlando where the horrific scene took place at 2:00 a.m. police believe a lone gunman walked inside the club and started shooting. he was armed with an assault rifle and handgun. 20 people are dead. 42 others hurt. police believe there are no other threats. president obama has been briefed on this, abc news reporting, 320 people were inside the club at the time of the this particular shooting. at this point police have not i.d. the suspect in this case, but authorities are saying that they believe he has ties to radical islam. of course we'll follow this
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throughout the morning on air and at 6abc.com, let's get you caught up on the forecast with meteorologist chris sowers. >> reporter: good morning, to you, gray, we've got another nice one coming up. yesterday was beautiful, a little hot and humid a little sunshine, and no thunderstorms. less humid today. by afternoon you'll notice the changes. it will be windy with the passage of the front. high temperatures topping out at 87 degrees and falling back in the afternoon. we dodged a huge bullet yesterday. philadelphia is right here, what we were expecting to happen. the heat would build, it did, it got up to 92 degrees. the heat index felt like 97. there was an upper level peels of energy that was expected to come smack dab in the heat and humidity. the firing mechanism, you get the gusty thunderstorms and heavy rain. there's philadelphia, the heat was there, it was the hottest day of the year. this guy decided it didn't want
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to drop down to the south. it went up into new england. they saw thunderstorms here. there was no connection between the two. for us, we didn't see anything. the cold front will sweep through later today, but there's nothing to spark a match if you have nothing. we're looking at mainly clear conditions from start to finish, and lowering humidity levels and temperatures around 78 degrees. machine debuted ten months agate cost 370 bucks. customers did not like the machine's large size and the time it took to produce a single beverage. if you would like to plan ahead, uber has a new feature, the ride sharing service will allow people to schedule their rides you can book trips from 30
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minutes to 30 days in advance. the global rollout for those who have a business customer account. an actor who brought two noted african americans to the big screen is again portraying another legendary figure. he is taking on the role of the theyergood marshall. filming is underway in new york city. the 60s band the monkeys are on the charts with a big heat. the song debuted at number 14, the highest spot on the billboard album chart since 1968. there's much more to come on sunday morning edition of "action news." we'll have an update on the deadly shooting in orlando. this morning, the fbi is on the
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scene investigating this as an act of terror. those stories, plus, chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues.
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we continue to follow breaking news coming in from orlando. this is where a deadly inside a nightclub overnight is being treated as an act of domestic
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terrorism. investigators say 20 people were killed in the pulse nightclub. the orlando police chief said this started at 2:00 a.m. as the gun battle between the police officer and suspect outside the nightclub. the shooter then headed into the crowded club and opened fire. a three hour standoff and hostage situation ensued. police ended that standoff by blowing open a wall rescuing the hostages and shooting and killing the gunman. along with the dead there were 42 others taken to area hospitals. they are injured. authorities are trying to determine if the shooting has ties to islamic terrorism. let's go to trish hartman inside the satellite center and trish you have been keeping track of the new information about this and the video coming in from the horrific terror attack in orlando. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: we are learning that president obama has been briefed on the situation and governor tom wolf has tweeted about the incident in the last
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half-hour saying he is in communication with pennsylvania state police and homeland security about any potential threats here in pennsylvania. now, here's what we know from orlando police, like you said, about 20 people are dead after that gunman opened fire inside the packed nightclub. 42 others were injured. officials say that gunman is dead. we are still waiting to learn his identity. around 2:00 a.m., the pulse orlando facebook page posted a chilling warning one sent everyone get out of pulse and keep running. youtube video shows people laying on the ground as first responders try to help. police there around 2:00 a.m.ment the suspect exchanged gunfire with the police and went into the club and started take hostages around 5:00 a.m., a s.w.a.t team went into rescue the hostage. people were scene carrying injured in and out of the club and down the street and being transported in police pick pickp
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trucks to the hospital. club goers designed hearing dozens of shots. one man knocked down a barrier blocking off an employees only area allowing people to escape through the back of the club. it is being called a mass casualty situation and being investigated as an act of terror and investigating whether the shooter was acting alone. we are treating this as an act of terrorism. anytime that we have potentially dozens of victims in any of other communities, i think we can quaff that as a terrorist activity. whether it is domestic or international it is something we will get to the bottom of. >> reporter: police are hoping that anyone who has any information about the shooting will contact the fbi. live in the sat center, trish hartman channel 6 "action news." thank you. be sure to stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the very latest developments on this breaking news story from
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orlando, florida. it's being investigated as an act of terror, of course we'll bring you the latest information is that comes into our newsroom. 9:33. we want to go outside to meteorologist chris sowers with an update from accuweather. >> reporter: good morning, nydia. it's ashame it's so humid out here, because with the breeze it feels really nice. the good news the humidity leaves will come down as we get into the afternoon. once the cold front passes through it will feel refreshing, similar to what we were experiencing last week with the three straight days in the low 70s. tanersville 75 degrees that's the leading edge of the cooler air. martins creek, 82. quakertown, 81. as we work our way farther to the south, center city, 86 degrees, coatsville, 86 degrees, glass bror row, 8 -- glassboro, 84. on the boards in atlantic city, no sea breeze, you've got a
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lands breeze, sea isle city, 78 degrees, a note for the jersey shore as well as the delaware bay, both areas have a small craft advisory up. the winds will whip around anywhere from 25 to 35 miles per hour out of the northwest. boaters take caution the seas could get choppy. 3 to 5-foot swells on the oceanfront. 2 to 3 on the delaware bay. with the increased chop don't let your guard down, be careful if your going out in the water. the cold front will slip through dry, there's no thunderstorm activity associated with it. there's no trigger mechanism that's up in northern new england and southern portions of canada. this is a nice-looking day, it will feel better this afternoon. you'll be able to open the windows and turn off the a by 5:00 p.m. lowering humidity leaves once we get past lunch. 3:00 p.m., 84.
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5:00 p.m., 83 degrees. the jersey shore you'll top out at 86, 87 because it's a lands breeze not are a sea breeze. things change dramatically tomorrow and tuesday, refreshing air from canada arrives i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast? just a little bit. nydia? here's more on the breaking news out of west philadelphia. an early morning apartment fire that drove more than 100 residents from their homes is crurnlg you -- is now under control. the blaze broke out on the 4300 block of chestnut street the netherlands apartments. there were no reports of injuries. philadelphia emergency management and the red cross have opened shelter at the kato school on ludlow street. they were searching for the cause of the fire. two people were shot in two separate locations, one of the
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victims has died. police say two men in their 20s were found with gunshot injuries at 11:00 p.m. last night. one victim was found with a gunshot injury to the stomach and taken to the hospital in critical condition. the second victim was found a block away on the 1800 block of castor avenue. he was rushed to the hospital where he died. police are trying to determine if the men were involved in a shootout amongst themselves. the second shooting happened about a half-hour later, an hour earlier two men were shot as they sat there in their car. one died from the shot in the back of his head. the second was shot three times listed in critical condition. students at stanford university graduation ceremony plan to stage a protest over the judge who gave former stanford swimmer brock turner 6 months
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for sex rally assaulting an unconscious woman. organizer would need to collect 68,000 signatures from voters in the county to have a recall election. the words between trump and romney are heating up. romney said he loves the country and it's values and see what trump is doing breaks his heart. trump took romney to task calling him a choke artist. and by the way for a guy that let us down, poor mid romney egg -- he is going around saying oh, oh. he choked. he is taking aim at hillary clinton he is set to deliver a speech tomorrow in new hampshire. meanwhile, the presumptive
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democratic nominee has no campaign events planned for today. she'll be in ohio tomorrow. clinton has met with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren fueling a possibility of a vice president candidacy for elizabeth warren. >> stay on top of all the news with the 6abc news app, a free download for your mobile device. there's much more to come on "action news" sunday morning. of course we're staying on top of the breaking news, 20 people are dead in what was called a terror attack at an orlando nightclub. looking at city,
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meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come right back.
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conference and update from authorities, that will happen at 10:15. this is called the worse act of terrorism on u.s. soil since 9/11. are a gunman walked into a gay dance club called pulse orlando opened fire killing 20 and wounding 42 others. we do not know if he was a lone wolf or work, with a group. fbi is looking into ties to radical islam. we'll continue to update this on 6abc and 6abc.com. we're awaiting for a news conference at 10:15. president obama has been briefed on this, and florida's governor issuing a statement moments ago saying prayers are with the victims' families and those affected by the shooting in orlando. 9:41. we want to take a look at the weather situation. >> reporter: looking good, it's sticky out there, i just came inside. it's warm and humid this morning, if you're going for the morning stroll get ready for it.
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it's going to hit you like a ton of bricks there. the humidity levels will pull back during the afternoon as the cold front comes through and smooth sailing through wednesday and thursday. it looks good for the start of the week. 86 degrees in the city of philadelphia. radars are crystal clear. we don't have to worry about any form of precipitation today. 87 is the forecasted high. this will happen in the next hour or two. maybe we go a degree or two higher. once we get around midday or so, that's when the numbers start to cool down. we started out at 77 which is close to the normal high of 82 for this time of the year. one thing with all the sunshine, basically being the middle of june. the angle of the son is high. put on the sunscreen and reapply it alternative. summer a around the corner, it will be at that point we get into the july and august, the angerle gets lower in the sky. right now this is about as high as it ever gets.
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make sure you're applying the sunscreen. the last thing you want is a nasty burn. 82 allentown. millville, 83, wilmington, 84. cape may, 79. down in cape may, it doesn't matter which we the winds are coming from, you'll either get a sea breeze or bay breeze. the only thing you're dealing with is the humidity. 65 is humid. you get into the 70s or higher that's oppressive. we have humid stuff across the delaware bay. you see how the numbers are starting to pull back to the north. poconos, 57. everybody dropping down into the 40s this afternoon. this is comparable to what's going on in the desert southwest that dry air mass. that's what we're expecting here later in the afternoon into the overnight. monday, tuesday, wednesday, there's no humidity at all. it will feel really, really nice. satellite and radar, you can thank this guy right hear, this
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counter clockwise swirl that's the upper level low that's dropping through pushing the cold front down into the virginias and the carolinas. you can see where it's hanging out right now. the northern portions the mid atlantic and the ohio valley. that front will drop to the south over the next 12 hours or so, all these numbers here will drop into the 70s. it will be baking across the heartland, but that frontal system every single forecast model has it dropping south as far as north carolina which puts us in the good sector. reading, 83 mostly sunny and windy. lowering humidity levels throughout the day. dover, millville, 88 degrees, there's no cooling sea breeze. mostly sunny in the poconos, 74 degrees, breezy, but refreshing. that humidity is all but gone already. for the jersey shore are sunny and windy less humid by
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afternoon, it's stifle down there right now. after lunch the humidity drops off, as well. 85 degrees on the sand ocean temperature, 63. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, looking really nice over the next few days, 87 degrees today humid to start comfortable by afternoon. monday, breezy and pleasant it will struggle to reach 80 degrees, most of us hanging out in the 70s. everybody in the 70s on tuesday, low humidity. wednesday the temperatures are up a notch but comfortable, 83. a round of wet weather wednesday night into thursday, friday and saturday look good. thank you chris. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time of the day on our website 6abc.com/weather. time 9:45. it was a perfect weekend for fishing, more than 200 kids took part in a fishing tournament in west deptford yesterday. this is the third hooked on fishing not on drugs. this is designed to discourage
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shooter was shooting at people and maybe at the ceiling, because glass was coming down and there was a brief pause in the shooting so some of us we were close to the door that leads to an outdoor patio that they have, we were able to make it outside. we found an and it on the fence and we were able to to go out. as soon as shots started, everybody was face to the ground and just looking for a way out. i was able to make it home safely and people that were running out of the club, some young ladies asked me if i spoke spanish, and i did, they tagged along with me, we were able to get a ride from someone else, because we had our cars with the valet at the club. it was a kind person that took us home and we were able to get
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home safely. that is reaction from an eyewitness to the massacre inside an orlando nightclub overnight. we now know the shooter was identified as omar matine of st. lucie florida. 14 people are dead -- 20 people are dead, 42 others wounded. authorities are saying he was likely a lone wolf. he was wielding an assault-type rifle and handgun when he went inside and took hostages and open fired. fbi is investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism. they are looking into whether the gunman had ties to radical islam. president obama has been briefed on this, we are waiting on an update a preference from police in -- press conference from police in orlando. when that happens we'll bring it to you live stay with "action
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news" for the latest developments on the breaking news story orlando florida. this is being investigated as an act of terror. we'll bring you the it will aest information as it becomes available. ♪ i had an injury to my neck. it wasn't as serious injury it was a herniated disc. the bills started to pile up. i had nothing to give. we had nothing in the refrigerator. i would be dead and not sitting here right now if it wasn't for pond lehocky.
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>> folks, so glad you stayed with us, 9:53, we're following the tragic news coming in from orlando where 20 people have died at a shooting in the nightclub called pulse. 40 people were injured, the gunman was killed from saint lucy, florida. he had two guns on him, an assault rifle and handgun and suspicious device.
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the gunman took hostages in a gun battle. police say he had a device strapped to him. he was likely a lone wolf, but well prepared. a police officer was wounded but his kevlar helmet saved him. we have learned the identity of the gunman omar matien of saint lucy florida. it was a photo finish at bement steaks, here's -- belmont stakes, here's jeff skeverski. >> reporter: what in the world is going on in washington, the race in the nl east. the phillies have lost five straight to the national and season worst nine games out of first place. aaron nola won't get elected to an all star game if he keeps
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pitching like this against the nationals. his teammates is trying to get him out of the jam. freddie galvis is up for play, they get one. the nats rally continues. rbi single. phils fell behind 3-zip. bryce harper, rbi singful. nola allowed 4 runs in the second inning. he is pulled before the 4th his shortest start in his career. adam morgan on the mound today as they tried to avoid a sweep. morgan has lost his last five starts. cliff dempsey only needed a point to advance to the finals of copa america. they were not playing paraguay for only a draw, they played to win. they kicking and screaming for u.s. a. soccer last night. 27th minute we pick it up.
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the great set up for cliff dempsey, the one timer, score. that's enough. it's 1-o the red, white and blue protected that lead. 82nd minute. back-to-back saves. u.s.a. won 1-nill to advance to the quart quarter finals. who said the bell months states would be a bore without a triple crown shot. forget nyquist and exaggerator, did you see the finish? these two together, too close to call. >> reporter: by a nose, creator wins the belmont stakes. creator the third different horse to win a leg of the triple crown this year. exaggerator finished 11th. nyquist did not run. that's sports, i'm jeff
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skeverski have a great day. a big honor this weekend for toronto jason thompson who was abducted into the hall of fame in lawrenceville. he graduated in 2008 and was later drafted into the nba. congratulations. 9:57 much more to come on the sunday morning edition of "action news." we have the latest from orlando, florida where a gunman opened fire and killed 20 people. this is being investigated as an act of terror in the worst in the u.s. since 9/11. an update when "action news" comes right back.
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news out of orlando, florida, this morning. this is where a gunman walked into a crowded nightclub and took hostages and opened fire. the gunman has been identified as omar matine of saint lucy's florida. 20 people are dead, dozens more injured and the gunman died in a gun battle with swat officers. let's go over to trish hartman in the satellite center. >> reporter: the gun has been
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identified as omar matine of st. saint lucy, florida. about 20 people are dead after the gunman opened fire inside the packed pulse nightclub. 42 others were injured, officials say about 320 people were inside the nightclub when all this happened. youtube video shows people laying on the ground as first responders tried to help them. around 2:00, he exchanged gunfire with police outside the nightclub and went into the club and started taking hostages. around 5:00 a.m. a s.w.a.t team went into rescue the hostages, he was killed during a shootout with the officers. people were seen carrying the injured out of the club and down the street and transported in police pick up trucks to the hospital.
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patrons described hearing dozens of gunshots inside. we hear from club goers and family members outside the nightclub. we're investigating this from all parties prospective as an act of terrorism. anytime we have dozens of victims from any of our communities we can quaff that as terror ait activity. any information about the shooting contact the fbi. we are awaiting for a live press conference from orlando in the next 15 minutes. we want to go to national security advisor, ed turzanski. ed we're hearing this suspect was a lone wolf.
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let's keep in mind lone wolf does not mean unknown wolf. there are indications there are things that have to do with prior axes -- actions and statements he made that put him on a watch list or radar screen. it did not take long to identify him. it is stunning that the fbi called it an act of terrorism or suggested it maybe so. usually it takes a much longer time for the bureau to get to that point. ed as we know so far police in orlando are saying they don't think there are anymore threats out there because of the shooting, the decision was made quickly, do you know how they may have come to the conclusion? yes, it may have been what he said and the fact pattern of the attack that hadn't been made known to us yet. so, what actually went on in the
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club, did he make any statements to individuals, again, we're doing a little reverse engineering without all of the information, but they very quickly identified who it was, it suggests that they had prior knowledge of him, and those pieces of information that we don't yet have, are probably what led them to make the statement they did. and we are hearing now that matine was a u.s.-born citizen. as police continue to follow the case and figure out what's happening, how does that play into the story? nydia, i don't think it matters very much is what we're seeing radicalization takes place among american citizens, as well as immigrants. in this case, his parents were afghanistan refugees, at least that's what's been reported so far. not at all unusual that you would have a first generation american who would be
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radicalized. it's a pattern we see quite commonlily not just in the u.s. and north america, but throughout europe. stunning, too, that police were able to detonate the controlled explosive to get inside and save some 30 hostages. yes and we need to keep in mind law enforcement practices this very efficiently and very frequently, so we're fortunate that you have the high degree of inter operability between local and federal law enforcement, sad to say, we've had to go to school on how to deal with attacks like this. we are much better at it today than prior to 9/11. ed what comes next? we know police have identified the lone gunman, what comes next in making sure sure that he has any other connections in orlando
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that could carry out an similar act. it's a good question they will do a deep dive on all his contacts, especially social need i need -- media. that's another change post 9/11. now you have social media where people reveal themselves, movements, contacts and connections, they will be going through any kind of social media profile he has just to see whom he knew and what he may have said all in an attempt to put the picture together that gives them some confidence about the assessment they made as of this moment. ed turzanski national security expert thank four joining us this morning, we appreciate it. the philly gay parade that takes place at 11:00 a.m., this morning there will be a moment of silence in light of the shooting in orlando. we are waiting for an update at 10:15 from the police in orlando
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on the shooting at the pulse nightclub. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest developments on the story we'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available. now, let's get you caught up on the forecast with meteorologist chris sowers at the big board. good morning, chris. >> reporter: looking good, gray, we have a ton of sunshine. cold front bearing down on the area. 69 in the poconos. 83 in allentown. philadelphia, 86. it's steamy across south jersey and delaware, feels-like temperatures closing in on 90. the front is no too far from the north. 62 in buffalo. 63 in binghamton. no humidity up here. the front will push south it will set up and look something like this as we get into monday, tuesday, wednesday, this is a nice comfortable air as we progress along over the next 12 hours sore. forecast today, this is an early high, 87 degrees in the city coming around lunchtime the with the humidity it will feel like
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90. after lunch the numbers retreat a little bit. the jersey shore you have a land breeze. it's 86 already at the airport in atlantic city. on the beach we are expecting temperatures to top out at 85. everybody picks up the lands breeze except for cape may. you'll pick up with the bay breeze. you'll deal with cooler temperatures, because the waters are cooler in the delaware bay. everybody else this is a lands breeze, everybody will warm up from 84 to 86 degrees. the exception is cape may where you will top out at 78 or 79. guys? all right, chris, thank you. we have breaking news here at home out of west philadelphia. more than 100 people are out of their homes after a three-alarm fire inside an apartment buildings. orange glow of fire and thick smoke could be seen from the apartments on chestnut street. the fire erupted at 9:00 a.m. more than 100 people were forced
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from the building. no injuries were reported. the fire went to three-alarms before firefighters were able to bring it under control. the building was made up of 6 sections. fire officials contained the building to the 4th floor of the building. 28 fire vehicles responded along with 100 firefighters. the residents who had to evacuate were taken to the kato school on ludlow street. there's damage of smoke and water on the other floors. residents should be allowed back in today. philadelphia fire commissioner are sang the praises of the firefighters who worked to keep the fire contained. while i'm early in my time in philadelphia. i've been all over the country this is one of the most incredible fire stops i've ever seen. so far no injuries, no fatalities, no injuries to our firefighters. good to hard there were no injuries, we learned that l&i
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officials will be out to make sure it's safe for people to go back in. no word on the cause, the fire marshal is investigating. grief counselors will be at a burlington county high school as friends and family come to terms with the shocking death of a young singer. police in florida don't know the motive of the shooting death of christina grimmie. the gunman was identified as kevin loibl. it is believed he went to the friday night concert to kill christina grimmie. he died after turning a gun on himself. jeff chirico has more. my wife and i prayed and cried. >> reporter: before she sang for the nation, christina grimmie sang for god. she and her family with members of the fill low hip chapel -- fellowship chapel in medford,
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new jersey. she was genuine. she was the real deal. >> reporter: christina grimmie lived in marlton and attended cherokee high school before moving to california and finding fame on youtube and becoming a contestant on the voice. many are shocked by her violent death. i can't see any reason anyone would go after her for any reason at all. >> reporter: in july 2014 christina grimmie rushed for the 4th of july celebration. the mayor tweeted this message. christina grimmie's former pastor say their thoughts and prayers are with her family for whom they pray on sunday. i'm hoping this weekend we
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can help people through the grief. >> reporter: her family was dealing with tough times for a while, her mother was battling cancer for a year. the mayor said they will hold a vigil for her organ monday night. -- on monday night. 10:11, the search continues for a man who slashed two women in center city overnight. "action news" was there as medics treated the women on the 1300 block of locust street. police say there was an argument between the 3 at 2:00 a.m. the man dressed as a woman pulled out a box knife and stabbed the women in the chest arms and legs. they were taken to jefferson hospital and listed in stable condition. the women know their attacker. several people are facing charges after a fight broke out on south street in south philadelphia. the action cam was at the scene at 12:30. several fights broke out among
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large crowds. extra officers had to be called in to calm things down. police closed south street at south 7th. they took several people into custody. city council is expected to vote on the soda tax bill. a city council committee approved an amended version last week. the revenue from the bill is expected to generate $91 million during the first year and fund pre-k and several other programs. mayor kenny wanted a 3 cents aounce tax. closing arguments are expected to get underway in the corruption trial of chaka fattah. ed rendell said chaka fattah should be convicted and sent to jail if the charges are proved to be true. monday septa riders can by new transit cards.
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up to ten thousand riders will be able to bypasses -- to buy passes that work like e-z pass for rail lines and buses and trolleys. customer service ambassadors will be available to take any questions. still ahead, we're following that breaking news out of the orlando, florida, where 20 people have been killed. 42 others wounded in what's being called an act of terror by the fbi. we're tracking the forecast to help you plan your weekend. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we see you back here after the break.
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we want to update you on our breaking news out of orlando, florida. i believe we are waiting on the press conference it just started let's take you live and listen in. he lived in port saint lucie. he is himself is an american citizen, that's not true of other family members. right now the investigation continues, the police very likely are checking with him and his neighbors going through his belongings to see if he left a personal statement that would
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indicate his motives. police will tell us more, they need been pretty good to release information to the public as quickly as they can. that's been released publicly. well, i think more likely than not was an idealologicly motivated attack. now we go live to abc news special report on the shootings in orlando. i think it's very likely the case, we'll know more if there's any indication of that through personal papers and social media and so on. we'll learn more about that overtime but it would not surprise me. [inaudible]. because it maybe in the
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commission of a hate crime. [inaudible]. well our sadness, the fact that we well understand that it could have happened to anybody. it's the nature of terrorism that all of us feel there but for the grace of god go i. that's the very function of it. 20 people are dead. 40 people injured, thousands upon thousands of people feel some degree of fear. all of these people every single one of them that died or was injured was innocent. it could have happened to any one of us, anywhere anytime that's the nature of terrorism. [inaudible]. yes, he is in his late 20s lives in port saint lucie. he is a citizen but that's not true of his family members. omar mateen.
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what i've been doing among other things at the sheriff's request to make sure those those in the hospital trying to help their injured relatives to provide information. we have hipa laws. we're making sure there's no bureaucratic impediment to the injured. [inaudible]. i don't know. i don't know. [inaudible]. well, let me put it this way, the nationality of the family members --, but again police are holding back the information until it's time for that to come back until they have done a full
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background check on him. they have gone into his home and found whatever may be in computers and so on and social media. [inaudible]. do you have an update on the bomb? the police never said it was a bomb, she said it was a suspicious device. all the killing that was done with is an assault rifle. single weapon. it was done very quickly, also. i can't hear you ma'am. it will take many hours. there's an enormous amount of havoc. there's blood everywhere, i spoke with somebody on the site. there's an enormous amount of evidence to be collected system maskly over the course of many hours.
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you don't want the podium at all. >> reporter: that was congressman allison grace son giving information outside the pulse nightclub in orlando, 20 people killed the gunman has been identified omar matt -- mateen. no evidence of any help. his parents are from average. we'll return when we have more from the officials and the local police, i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. we want to recap what we have learned, the shooter is omar mateen of port saint lucie.
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else 29 careers old, his parents -- years old, his parents are from afghanistan. the congressman saying there's blood everywhere an numerous amount of evidence that needs to be collected as investigators continue in orlando. a deadly shooting inside the pulse nightclub, 20 people dead, 42 wounded stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest developments on this breaking story. we'll bring you information as it becomes available.
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breaking news, from orlando, florida, the pulse, a popular gay club in florida. we're learning about the suspect, born in 1986. police have identified. as omar mateen. he was born in the u.s. in saint lucie county, florida. his parents are from afghanistan. police believing he may have ties to radical islam. a bit of breaking news, we are learning that the number from 20 has been updated, 50 people are dead as a result of the shooting in orlando, florida stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest developments on this breaking story, we're hearing that 50 people are dead saturday of this shooting in orlando, florida at the pulse nightclub. again the shooter being identified as omar mateen of port saint lucie. we want to bring you the
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latest on accuweather. >> reporter: it's warm and sticky, but we're expecting cooler changes as the day wears on. there's the live shot in atlantic city. a nice beach day, a lands -- land breeze no seabed. 88 degrees, these are feels-like temperatures in the upper 80s or low 90s. winds are humming as well. haish you have the trash cans hunkered down. reading, 29 miles per hour. philadelphia, 35 miles per hour. the poconos, 23 in millville, atlantic city, 26 miles per hour. future tracker 6 winds gusts 10 miles per hour. all day long we're talking about winds 25 to 35 miles per hour. here's the cooler, drier air that's working its way in from the north. you can see the counter clockwise swirl. we're 40s in southern canada.
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by this time tomorrow you'll wake up and it will feel refreshing. sunny and windy today. lowering humidity leaves, 87 degrees is the forecasted high. with the humidity it will feel closer to 90 at least early on. after midday all the numbers pull back. sunny and windy for the jersey shore, less humid after 2:00 p.m. 85 degrees on the sand. the ocean temperature, 63. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, breezy and pleasant tomorrow, 80 degrees, most of the time we're in the 70s, tuesday, sun and clouds, high of 78. wednesday, still looks good, increasing clouds, but it's comfortable, highs around 83. wednesday night into thursday, there could be a little wet weather around, 08, thursday, friday and saturday look good, 78 and 82. looks good today. thank you. of course, folks woman continue to track the breaking -- we'll continue to track breaks news orlando,
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florida, shooting a lone gunman omar mateen walks into a the pulse nightclub there and starts shooting. police say that the threat is over, the gunman is dead. philly gay pride parade will continue, but there will be a moment of silence around 11:00 a.m. later today we'll talk about the deputy director of homeland security about the morning attack and again, the death toll has gone up. it's 50 people dead, 53 people hospitalized we'll continue to keep you updated on 6abc.com and 6 6abc. we'll tee you noon. -- we'll see you at noon, we hope you make it a great day.
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>> announcer: starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. breaking you. horror in orlando. >> reporting shots fired outside ormc. >> many lives were lost. >> potentially the worst terror atk on u.s. soil since 9/11. >> absolutely we're investigating this from all parties' perspective as an act of terrorism. >> we do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings toward that particular ideology. >> the scene itself, a bloody shootout. a s.w.a.t. team swarming the club, taking out the shooter. survivors running for their lives, as ambulances rushed victims to the hospital. now, america on edge this morning. waiting for

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